Europass is an independent body set up through an agreement between Emilia-Romagna Region and Parma Province (Agreement E. R.391 16/02/2005) to help EFSA establish itself in Italy and to foster relations with local authorities and stakeholders. Europass manages a number of projects focused on promoting food safety issues and facilitating relations with EFSA. It is made up of the Emilia-Romagna Region, the Provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Piacenza, Reggio Emilia and Parma, local universities, the Parma Chamber of Commerce and Emilia-Romagna Unioncamere.
Activities with EFSA
EFSA and Europass jointly organise cycles of conferences in Emilia-Romagna to raise awareness of EFSA, the EU food safety system and related issues, open to all interested parties.
Events in 2011
"Nanotecnologie e sicurezza alimentare" -24 Novembre, Parma
Events in 2010
"Allergie alimentari: la celiachia" - 22 November, Modena
"Riprendi il gusto giusto" school competition - 20 April, Parma
Events in 2009
“Safety of the infants nutrition” - 29 October, Bologna
“Food labelling: information for health” and “Antimicrobial resistance in men and animals” - 27 May, Modena
Molluscs farming: nutritional, environmental and hygienic aspects - 20 April, Ferrara
“Dimmi come mangi” regional school competition - 24 March, Parma
“Women and food” – 10 February, Parma
2008: From the field to the table – a cycle of conferences on various food safety issues including packaging and food contact materials, food additives and phytosanitary products
2007: Let’s talk about food safety – a cycle of conferences on various food safety issues including animal welfare and food labelling with regard to allergens
2005-6: Getting to know EFSA – a cycle of conferences to present EFSA and its role to general audiences
For more information
The Europass website provides details in Italian of all Europass activities: www.europass.parma.it.
EFSA contact person: Gianni Contestabile